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Red Dead Redemption 2 Understanding the Wanted system

The bounty and wanted system in Red Dead Redemption 2 is complex, and deliberately so, but once you understand the system, you can avoid getting a bounty ever again.   Rockstar doesn’t give too much explicit detail on how exactly the bounty system works, and at first everything will feel a little random. You are told that using a mask […]

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Red Dead Redemption 2 will let you use your tablet as a map, no pausing required

The bigger these massive GTA-style sandbox games get, the harder it becomes to remember where the hell everything is. Even with Spider-Man, a game set in a loose recreation of a city I’ve been to a bunch of times, I found myself pausing to see the map and reorient myself every other mission. Rockstar doesn’t want you having to pause Red Dead Redemption 2, its massively awaited title that’ll finally land later this week. Hell, they’re happy to let you turn the on-screen map and HUD off entirely, if you think it’s killing the immersion. That’s why the company just announced the aptly named “Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App.” Download the app to your iOS or Android device, link […]

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Red Dead Redemption 2: three hours with the most anticipated game of the year

Rockstar Games upcoming wild west adventure is a step forward for virtual world realism and a reminder that cowboys, too, had to face up to modernity Left to my own devices with Red Dead Redemption 2 for a few hours, I was expecting to see sweeping open plains interrupted by mesas, dusty frontier towns with swing-door saloons and wary inhabitants, and a gang of crusty outlaws sharing stories around a campfire then riding through the woods on their way to a shootout. This astounding virtual wild west models itself on the classic Hollywood image of that time, the same fantasy as depicted in Westworld. What I wasnt expecting in my brief preview was a city, Saint Denis, modelled on turn-of-the-century […]